Photographs for morphrog16 have been contributed by Emily Stewart, a 2nd year drama student at Birmingham University.

Below are biographical notes for those who have contributed poems to morphrog16:

 

Lawrence Upton

Lawrence Upton is a poet, sound artist, graphic artist Wrack [2012], Unframed pictures [2011], Pictures, Cartoon Strips, [2010], a song and a film, [2009], Scat Songs [2008] — Word Score Utterance Choreography in verbal and visual poetry, (co-editor) [1998] & Commentaries on Bob Cobbing – [2013].

Sneha Subramanian Kanta

An awardee of the prestigious GREAT scholarship, Sneha Subramanian Kanta reads for her second postgraduate degree in England. She is the recipient of the Alfaaz (Kalaage) prize for her poem ‘At Dusk With the Gods’ and the co-founder of Parentheses Journal, a literary initiative that operates across hybrid spheres. Her work is forthcoming in Rise Up Review, Bindweed Magazine, Rumble Fish, Wild Women’s Medicine Circle and elsewhere.

Charlie Jones

Charlie Jones is a poet and screenwriter from Merseyside, UK. His poetry has been featured in print and online with Acumen, Orbis, The London Miscellany, The Caterpillar, The Journal and Literature Wales, as well as several other magazines and journals.

Alwyn Marriage

Alwyn Marriage is a widely-published poet, and has also written non-fiction books. She is Managing Editor of the publishing house Oversteps Books Ltd. Alwyn recently returned to Surrey University as a research Fellow, having lectured there for 17 years before leaving to be the Chief Executive of two international NGOs. Alwyn’s 1st degree, from University College London, was in Philosophy; and her Surrey PhD was in Aesthetics.

Alex Josephy

Alex Josephy lives in London and Italy. Her poetry pamphlet Other Blackbirds was published by Cinnamon Press in 2016. Her poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in print and online, and have won awards including the McLellan prize 2014 and the Battered Moons prize 2013. She was poet in residence at Rain-ham Hall, Essex in June 2016, and in Markham Square, London, in 2017.

Michael Bartholomew-Biggs
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs is poetry editor of London Grip and one of the organisers of the North London reading series Poetry in the Crypt.  His latest pamphlet collection is The Man Who Wasn’t Ever Here from Wayleave Press

Rodney Wood

Rodney Wood is retired and lives in Farnborough. He is joint MC of an open mic in Woking. His work has appeared in many magazines including Envoi, Brittle Star and Magma (where he was the featured poet in issue 69). His pamphlet, Dante Called You Beatrice, was published by The Red Ceiling Press in 2017.

Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain

Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain has had his work published in poetry journals in Ireland, Britain, Europe, the USA and Australia.

Zel Norwood

Although she has written poems for many years, Zel Norwood has only recently begun to explore publication. She has had two poems published so far: Watching, Biding in Frogmore Papers Number 87 and Aquae Sulis in the 2017 Frogmore anthology, Watermarks. Zel grew up in Somerset but now lives in a village in Sussex.

Sanjeev Sethi

Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). A Best of the Net 2017 nominee his poems are in venues around the world: 3: AM Magazine, Stride Magazine, London Grip, Bindwind Magazine, Peeking Cat Anthology 2017, In Between Hangovers, Stickman Review, The Stray Branch, Ann Arbor Review, Mad Swirl, Peacock Journal, Communion Arts Journal, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

John Porter

After living in Moscow and London John Porter is now in Gloucestershire, England. He has degrees in Russian and Law and when not juggling his two small sons he writes poems. His work had appeared in The Stinging Fly and Streetcake.

 

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